Women won big in Tuesday’s primaries, securing party nominations in at least 56 races for federal and statewide executive offices. By the end of the night, the United States moved one step closer to electing the first indigenous woman to Congress and was poised to break the glass ceiling in a variety of other races across the country.
On Thursday, activists drew attention to severe restrictions on the right to choose: Women in Belfast took abortion pills, which had been delivered by robot from the Netherlands, in front of the city’s main court buildings.
Adding to a long string of accusations stretching back decades, yet another woman has come forward with claims against R&B singer R. Kelly, alleging that he coerced her into sex, mentally and physically abused her, and deliberately infected her with herpes.
On Monday, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill into law that codifies existing statues and practices designed to ensure fair treatment of women and trans people incarcerated by the state’s Department of Corrections.
Early Monday morning, six armed men robbed a Tijuana shelter where transgender women were staying. On May 8, the shelter was set on fire. Advocates voiced concern about the harassment of the trans women at the shelter and attributed this week’s violence to prejudice.
On April 2, Lizzy Martinez, 17, was pulled from her fifth-period class at Braden River High School, in Bradenton, Florida and sent to the dean’s office—because her nipples were allegedly “distracting” other students.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to monitor hundreds of thousands of news sources around the world and build a database that it enables it to track and search journalists, editors, and “media influencers” based on their beat and past work.
At a recent closed-door meeting, Bethany Kozma stood before a roomful of international leaders assembled to discuss gender equality and women’s rights and announced that the “U.S. is a pro-life nation.”
On Monday, Mississippi's governor signed a new bill into law that prohibits abortion after 15 weeks, making Mississippi the strictest state in the country for women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies. Just before noon today, a district judge granted a temporary restraining order requested by the state's lone clinic.
As women used words like “menstruation” and “heavy flow” while describing the humiliating and degrading experience of having insufficient sanitary products in prison, the nine, all-male members of the Arizona legislature’s Committee on Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs bristled and shifted in their seats.